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post #31 of 697 (permalink) Old 02-01-2009, 07:06 PM
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That's what I was concerned about. I've got the SC GFX, so tucking it in isn't so much of a problem, since it's all hidden, but the muffler has to have room for a 90 degree bend just after it. It's too bad they didn't do a single 45 degree bend after the IRS and just have us run the mufflers at an angle.... Actually I may just do that, have the exhaust guy cut the middle of the bend (just after the IRS) so it becomes a 45 degree bend, then run the muffler at an angle from there...

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Here is the reply I received this morning from them....

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Unfortunately we do not have this system available without catalytic converters. This item is only sold with HF cats.

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So what modifications would be needed for the kooks to work with this?

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So what modifications would be needed for the kooks to work with this?

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From the looks of things, you'd have to cut the Cat's off and have them re-mounted to the new location of the Kooks header collectors.

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Here is the reply I received this morning from them....
Bummer. I am thinking that I will still buy the setup and then put the cats up for sale.
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Bummer. I am thinking that I will still buy the setup and then put the cats up for sale.
Yea me too. If you go to their website, you can also order the same kit in 304 Stainless if you wanted to spend the extra cash.

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Yea me too. If you go to their website, you can also order the same kit in 304 Stainless if you wanted to spend the extra cash.
I considered the stainless but my factory exhaust on both the T-bird and my '93 Ranger have no rust after 15 years so I think aluminized will be the most cost effective.
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I considered the stainless but my factory exhaust on both the T-bird and my '93 Ranger have no rust after 15 years so I think aluminized will be the most cost effective.
+1 on that. My exhaust is also spotless after 15 years.

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+1 on that. My exhaust is also spotless after 15 years.
Yea same here, no rust here. Plus my car doesn't see rain or snow so I'll get the mild steel as well.

I just emailed the guy back to ask if he would honor the ebay shipping price of $25 for both halves because the website price is $45. Dont want to go through ebay/paypal... Waiting to hear back again...

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not bad $660 with shipping for the headers to mufflers in stainless
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wow this is awsome great find, i'm thinking of redoing my exhuast now. speaking half of it is mandrel bent and the other half is compression bent plus its one peice. time to do something about that.

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As much interest as there is in this I wonder if a group purchase might be possible. Anyone have negotiating skills and the ability to get Bill to sanction a GP?
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I would be up for a GP on this..
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I already ordered a full kit from them, but I will talk to them tomorrow and see what kind of discounts they will offer you guys for a group purchase.

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I already ordered a full kit from them, but I will talk to them tomorrow and see what kind of discounts they will offer you guys for a group purchase.
Just be aware that it has to be cleared with an official of TCCoA before it can go anywhere. There was a similar situation last year that turned into a big stink because a member tried to setup a GP without TCCoA's consent.
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Just be aware that it has to be cleared with an official of TCCoA before it can go anywhere. There was a similar situation last year that turned into a big stink because a member tried to setup a GP without TCCoA's consent.
Not that I'm going to coordinate a group purchase, but if I wanted to do it, I hardly think I need to ask anyones permission. Anyway I've already got mine ordered, so I get nothing out of this. I'll ask them what they have to offer and pass that info on to you guys. Then one of you can take it from there...

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Not that I'm going to coordinate a group purchase, but if I wanted to do it, I hardly think I need to ask anyones permission. Anyway I've already got mine ordered, so I get nothing out of this. I'll ask them what they have to offer and pass that info on to you guys. Then one of you can take it from there...
That's cool. I just didn't want the "powers that be" to see this and think we were going behind their backs again. It has to start somewhere.
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I gave them the link to this thread. THey are going to check it out and see about what they can possibly do if you guys want to put together a group buy. I'm not sure if he's going to post here or just contact someone in this thread... Josh is a pretty nice guy so I'm sure you will be able to work something out, but if not just email him at info@mandrelexhaustsystems.com

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Hi Folks,

I'm blind or there is no X-Pipe with cats and the Mufflers for the 5.0 HO? As it's writing "sold separate". Would be an interesting complete exhaust system.

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I'm blind or there is no X-Pipe with cats and the Mufflers for the 5.0 HO? As it's writing "sold separate". Would be an interesting complete exhaust system.

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You are correct. The two part numbers consist of pieces that bolt to 4.6 manifolds, include cats and an x-pipe and end at (but don't include) the mufflers. I think it is better that mufflers are not included because not everyone is going to want the same muffler.
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You are correct. The two part numbers consist of pieces that bolt to 4.6 manifolds, include cats and an x-pipe and end at (but don't include) the mufflers. I think it is better that mufflers are not included because not everyone is going to want the same muffler.
They can also get you pretty much whatever muffler you want, and they will pricematch. I bought the Magnaflow XL's from them and they matched the competitive Ebay prices I found.

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Nothing since 9 this morning (Post #53).

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since they said they'll look at the thread i guess i should post just to show my interest

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I'm curious to know if the kits come with the ball/socket flanges already on the pipe. I also don't see why they can't weld on the hangers in the appropriate locations. I am fairly sure mine was welded back when I bought the kit from Trubendz....made it simple to install in the garage.

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I can't use the X pipe and they won't sell the cats/downpipes separate due them being bent together.

The reason I can't run the X pipe is because the wonderful state of Misery has safety inspections. Even though catalytic converters are not safety items and Jackson county does not even do emissions test all the OEM exhaust has to be exactly as it left the factory to pass inspection.
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